Snake Eater (film)

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Snake Eater
Snake eater cover.jpg
Directed by George Erschbamer
Produced by John Dunning
André Link
Lawrence Carota
Jeff Barmash
Written by Michael Paseornek
John Dunning
Starring Lorenzo Lamas
Josie Bell
Robert Scott
Cheryl Jeans
Ben DiGregorio
Richard Barathy
Mowaya Prior
Michael Ballew
Ron Palillo
Ronnie Hawkins
Larry Csonka
Barry Minshull
Music by John Massari
Cinematography Glen MacPherson
Edited by Jacqueline Carmody
Cinepix Film Properties
Distributed by Image Organization
Release date
  • March 31, 1989 (1989-03-31)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $1,200,000 (estimated)

Snake Eater is a 1989 action/adventure film starring Lorenzo Lamas. It was directed by George Erschbamer and written by Michael Paseornek and John Dunning. Snake Eater was actor Lorenzo Lamas's first action film.


Lamas plays "Soldier" Jack Kelly, a police officer who served in the Marine Special Forces "Snake Eater" team in Vietnam. Kelly uses the talents that he learned in the Snake Eaters to hunt down the criminals who killed his parents and kidnapped his sister.

The criminals covered their crime, using a bear costume "The Bear". This fooled authorities for their various murders and arson. They also attempted to rape women over the course of many days of captivity, but always failed.


Lamas also starred in two sequels to Snake Eater: Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster (1991), which entered production before the first film was released, and Snake Eater III: His Law (1992).

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